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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

 See above for Duncan speech coverage.

PlagiarismLocal School Leaders Say Federal Education Aid Not Enough
If California's budget crisis was as a fairy tale, Arne Duncan would be education's knight in shining armor.

Nominee Ethics Promises May Prove Unrealistic ProPublica
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who was head of Chicago's public schools, promises not to participate in any matter "in which Chicago Public Schools is ...

Obama's Long Education To-Do List Awaits Action NPR
So far, most of that agenda has yet to be implemented, and at least one item is already stirring opposition.

Schools Shutter as Public Health Officials Work to Contain Flu Virus PBS
More cases of swine flu were reported in the U.S. and abroad and officials took new steps to contain the spread of the illness. Health experts assess the latest news and explain what the public needs to know.

Closing schools may not stop flu transmission Washington Post
Students aren't the only ones staying home as swine flu spreads through schools across the country.


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